2415 Gonzaga Army Cadet Corps

2415 Gonzaga Army Cadet Corps "SEMPER MAGIS" (Always Better)
2415 Gonzaga Army Cadets parade every Wednesday night (Sept - June) from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Gonzaga High School

Cadets Canada is an organization for youth aged 12-18. Army cadets develop abilities in the use of map and compass, GPS technology, orienteering, first-aid, camping and survival skills, canoeing, abseiling, trekking, mountain biking, etc. As they get more experienced, some will be selected for parachuting, white-water rafting and glacier climbing. They will also learn to become outdoor leaders.

Call. Text. Download the app. Visit the website. Message us if you just need someone to shoot the breeze with.Help is th...

Call. Text. Download the app. Visit the website.

Message us if you just need someone to shoot the breeze with.

Help is there when you need it.

We’re all in this together.

Have you checked in on your cadet friends lately? Have you checked in with your fellow staff members? Be a leader, and virtually check in on your friends and colleagues.

Kids Help Phone offers support for youth who need it 24/7. Call, text, download the mobile app or visit their website. Connect with them whenever you want, however you want. It’s completely anonymous and confidential.

Call 1-800-668-6868, text CONNECT to 686868, visit www.kidshelphone.ca, or download the ‘Always There’ app.

Cadets Canada

The CO will be posting over the coming days. If you have questions please email us at [email protected]

In order to ensure the safety and security of our people, and reduce the possibility of further transmission of COVID-19, Comd Natl CJCR Sp Gp has made the difficult decision to cancel all summer activities related to the Cdts and JCRs. For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/members/cancdtgens/cancdtgen15-20.html

Afin d'assurer la sécurité de nos membres et de réduire la possibilité de transmission ultérieure de COVID-19, le Commandant Gp S Nat CRJC a pris la difficile décision d'annuler toutes les activités estivales liées aux Cdts et RJC. Pour plus d'information: https://www.canada.ca/fr/ministere-defense-nationale/services/cadets-rangers-juniors-canadiens/membres/cancdtgens/cancdtgen15-20.html


2020 Army Cadet National Expedition- Saguenay/ Lac St. Jean, QC

1. Please be advised that the 2020 National Expedition is planned for this coming summer.
2. One cadet from each province in Atlantic Canada will be selected for this opportunity.
3. The expedition will be conducted as followed:
o Dates: 23 Aug to 05 Sep 2020 (including travel dates)
o Location: Fjord du Saguenay, QC
o Activities: Hiking, Biking and Sea Kayaking
4. Cadets who meet the prerequisites are encouraged to apply as follows:
o Fortress Serial: 127545 - National Expedition (please select future training year)
o Deadline: 15 May 20
5. The cadets must have the following prerequisites:
o Be Gold Star Qualified with National Star of Excellence (NSE);
o Be minimum of 16 years of age as of 23 Aug 20;
o Have successfully completed their Silver and Gold Star Expedition Site Training Weekends;
o Have successfully completed a Regional Expedition, Leadership and Challenge or Expedition Instructor;
o Have a minimum Silver fitness level, (priority will be given to cadets who have achieved a higher incentive level);
o Be medically fit IAW CATO 16-02 and have no medical limitations that would preclude them from participating;
o Have NOT participated in a national or international expedition within the last year;
o Possess an exemplary record of cadet service;
o Have the informed consent of their parent/guardian; and
o Be recommended by their corps Commanding Officer (CO).

Please read the prerequisites to ensure you are eligible and notify the AdminO if you would like to apply




Refs: A. CATO 14-06, Training or Recreational and Educational Trips
C. 3350-Op LASER 20-01

1. In addition to direction delivered at refs D to G, a decision has been made to extend the cancellation of ALL CADET ACTIVITIES, including local training until 30 April, 2020. Prior to Thursday, 30 April, 2020, further direction will be provided, including the potential for this cancellation to be extended.

2. Furthermore, all Cadet inbound and outbound international exchanges and training opportunities, which includes but not limited to the following: the Civil Air Patrol - Cadet Officer School (Alabama, USA), the Army Cadet National Rifle Team (Bisley, UK), the Army Cadet Maple Leaf UK Exchange, the Army Cadet Voyage through History, all International Sea Cadet and Air Cadet Exchanges and any international training or recreational and educational trips (under Ref A) through to the end of the summer period 2020 have been cancelled.

3. Based on ongoing assessments and medical advice, a decision has been made to temporarily cease most training at CAF training and academic institutions effective immediately. As a result, Natl CJCR Sp Gp CIC Courses have been postponed until 01 July, 2020, with the exception of courses offered on the DLN and courses required for force generation for CTC summer 2020, which are planned for May/June 2020, i.e. Adventure Training Specialty Courses, Glider Pilot Instructor Courses, Tow Pilot Conversion Courses, and Range Safety Officer – Large Bore Courses.

4. The Natl CJCR Sp Gp continues to collaborate with the Department of National Defence and CAF as well as with other federal departments in order to maintain proper situational awareness on the COVID-19 situation in Canada and globally to synchronize interdepartmental response under the lead of Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. As a result, the situation is continuously being monitored and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

5. All available and updated information for the Natl CJCR Sp Gp response to COVID-19 can be found on the CCO net at: http://collaboration.cco.nat/sites/NAT/SitePages/covid19.aspx,


Hello Folks! We are just checking in with our Cadets and their families.

Please let us know you are all right. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Cadets, we may be shut down but that does not mean there is nothing to do. Now would be a great time to shine your boots!

CHALLENGE: try to out-polish the AdminO and her fabulous boots

She will post a pic here shortly.


Announcements have been posted. The COs post plus an update on the fundraising activities are included. No further announcements will be posted until our situation has changed. The CO will continue to provide updates here in Facebook as they are received

Admin O

Good practices to share. Teach your parents how to use video chat so they can still talk to their friends and family...O...

Good practices to share.

Teach your parents how to use video chat so they can still talk to their friends and family...Otherwise they'll come in your room and want to talk to YOU! 😁



Good afternoon! It has been confirmed that ALL Cadet activities at Gonzaga High School (and several other locations around town) have been cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions. We are unaware as of now how long this will be in effect, but it is being done in the interest of everyone's safety. Just to let you know, there have been no cases of COVID-19 at the School. This is just a precautionary measure to help it remain that way.

Capt Smith and myself will be working with the other officers to make a plan to complete your star-level training when we are permitted to start up again. At this point we do not know how or if summer training will be affected, but for now, no course offers are coming out before 30 April 2020.

This has definitely been a year to remember and I thank all cadets, parents, and my staff for rolling with the punches. I will be posting updates to our page as I receive them, but for now you know what I know.

Questions can be directed to myself at [email protected].

Stay Safe!
Captain Sean Scott, Commanding Officer


💥💥 Marksmanship Cancelled 💥💥

The competition and practice is cancelled. I will provide an update on regular Wednesday training later. -CO

Please feel free to share this with anyone... lets get the word out!  Admin O

Please feel free to share this with anyone... lets get the word out!

Admin O



Sorry for the quick change, but the coach just got called out to work. We'll try to arrange another practice this week.

Please spread the word. ~Capt Scott, CO


Cadets are back, gear is stowed and cadets are free to leave... from the exhausted staff... PLEASE take them back!!!

After a busy day in the snow and cold.  It's nice to sit down to a Field Mess Dinner.  #fieldfood #snowcamping .

After a busy day in the snow and cold. It's nice to sit down to a Field Mess Dinner. #fieldfood #snowcamping .


❄❄ Change of Pickup ❄❄

Cadets will now be picked up at the school at 1600hrs (4pm).

It's too cold to be out sliding. We're doing other challenges just on the soccer field Instead. ~CO


Just a reminder about our Cold Weather INDOC day tomorrow. We start at 830. Cadets will learn tips and tricks for camping in the winter which will make next weekends FTX a little easier and warmer.

Lunch is provided.

Be prepared to go outside throughout the day so bring warm clothes and dont forget your slids as we will end the day with slidding in Pippy Park!

Attached is the kit list and permission slip for next weekend's training (21-23 Feb).  The permission slip must be signe...

Attached is the kit list and permission slip for next weekend's training (21-23 Feb). The permission slip must be signed by the cadet and parent/guardian in order for the cadet to be allowed to attend the training.

Please also note that the emergency contact number at the bottom of the page MUST be completed. If we need to reach you in the event of timing changes or emergencies, we will use that number. We will not have access to the online files to look up you number while in the field.

Please print the forms and bring them in ASAP but no later than Friday, 21 Feb. If you are unable to print the form, paper copies will be in the office starting this Saturday. Please have your cadet request a copy.

Admin O



Due to schools being closed and the weather still not to nice we are cancelling tonight.

Announcements will be posted later tonight. These are important as it outlines a lot of things we have on the go in the upcoming weeks like our Cold Weather Indoc day this Saturday!

See you Saturday!


We now know when the Green Stars are going to camp! Those selected (and we don't know yet) will be going to Greenwood for only one week instead of 2. The dates are 20-24 July


Training this week is a Snowshoe Orienteering Training Night!

- Drop off @ Duck Pond Parking lot at Bowring Park 6:30 pm
Pickup in same location @ 9:15 pm

- Dress Cadets: Civilian Clothing (Dress warm for outdoors including winter coat, snow pants, hat and mitts/gloves – Snowshoes will be provided). Don’t forget to bring water

Note: Snowshoe training in preparation of the Winter FTX next month so attendance is imperative


Update on Sub Zero Applications... Apparently there is a new criteria and Cadets have the be Gold Star qualified. Any of the current Gold Stars that applied, the applications were rejected by our system.

Goes to show that there is always something new to learn... even for us Officers :)

Admin O



Due to the weather forecasted for this afternoon Rec shooting and Marksmenship tryouts are cancelled.

See you all Wednesday!


For the information of all interested, as per announcements this week there is no marksmanship today.


With schools closed for the week we will NOT be having cadets this week. Classes and dress scheduled this week will happen next week.

The AdminO will be posting updates about camp this week so stay tuned.

We are planning a snowshoe night for exams week. More details next week.


The fol army cadet advanced trg course and NDA/exchanges are now open in Fortress, application deadline is 16 Feb 2020 for all:
Leadership and Challenge course (in Rocky Mountain)- serial 357504
Maple Leaf in the United Kingdom (MLE UK)- serial 337535
Army Cadet Voyage through History (ACVH)- serial 337909
CF Basic Parachutist course- serial 427605

For CF Basic Parachutist, Atlantic Region cadets will be tentatively selected and loaded to the pre-course in Trenton ON, held 15-18 Mar 20, not incl travel.

Sub Zero (12 - 21 Mar) has just been added! All these serials are only offered to Gold Stars and above.

Admin O


We hope everyone is safe and warm post storm.

Due to the State of Emergency and to promote clean up efforts Recreational Marksmenship is CANCELLED for tomorrow, 19 January 2020.

See you Wednesday!


We hope all our Cadets and families stay safe and warm tonight!


Just a Reminder about our Mandatory PSRY training tomorrow for all cadets. Few notes:

-Training is MANDATORY for all Cadets to pass the Star Level
-Drop off at GHS @ 8:00 am
-Dress Cadets: Civilians
-Pizza will be provided for lunch
-After lunch Cadets will be taking part in the afternoon Public Swim at the Aquarena
-Bring appropriate swim clothes and towel
Pickup at the Aquarena @ 4:00pm


Cadets is cancelled this evening.

Stay safe, stay warm, and help spread the word please. ~CO


We are back tomorrow night for the New Year!

Dress is Civilians for all.

Just a note to Guardians that if we do decide to close due to weather a post will be made to our page by 5:00pm the day of. As always if we decide to go ahead and Guardians feel it is unsafe to do so then it is up to there discretion.
We do require that if this does happen to call the Corps and let us know.


Staff Cadet Applications are now being accepted!  Application Deadline is 26 January 2020.Selection Criteria:Gold Star Q...
Summer Training, Expeditions, etc

Staff Cadet Applications are now being accepted! Application Deadline is 26 January 2020.

Selection Criteria:

Gold Star Qualified by the end of the training year
Cannot turn 19 before the end of the summer training
Must be 16 years old before the start date of summer training

Application Process:


Selection "Apply Online" and fill in all fields (list your position preferences in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the form and submit.

1. Employment dates will be 28 Jun - 15 Aug.

2. Listed below are the pools available.
§ Music SC – This pool includes positions with Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Musician Pipe courses. Open to sea, army and air cadets;
§ Expedition SC –This pool includes positions with Basic Expedition and Expedition Instructor, United Kingdom Exchange and CSM;
§ Marksmanship SC – This pool includes positions with Basic Marksman (Army Cadets only), and Air Rifle Marksmanship courses (open to sea, army and air cadets); and
§ Recreation SC – This pool includes positions with Basic Fitness and Fitness and Sports Instructor courses and CSM. Open to sea, army and air cadets.

Specific Positions
§ Supply SC – Open to sea, army and air cadets;
§ WIC SC – Open to sea, army and air cadets;
§ Canteen SC – Open to sea, army and air cadets;
§ Admin/logistics SC – Open to sea, army and air cadets;
§ Photo SC – Open to sea, army and air cadets;
§ General Duties SC – Open to sea, army and air cadets;
§ Abseil/Orienteering SC – Open to sea, army and air cadets; and
§ Cadet RSM / CSM - Open to sea, army and air cadets.

Admin O

In addition to regular training we do at the local Corps, there are also many annual expeditions and summer courses that cadets can apply for. Each activity (Course, Expedition, Exchange) has it…


Tonight we will be at the CLB Amouries for 6:45pm. Dress will be full uniform but no beret as it is a mess function.

For any guests attending please dress in business casual attire.

This will be our last night together before the holiday break.

Congratulations to our former CO, Capt Wesrcott on receiving your Canadian Forces Decoration. This medal recognizes twel...

Congratulations to our former CO, Capt Wesrcott on receiving your Canadian Forces Decoration.

This medal recognizes twelve years of meritorious service to the Canadian Armed Forces.

Major milestone for a few of our Staff today. 12 year Canadian Forces Decoration for Lt Cochrane and Capt Westcott. 22 year clasp for Capt Kane. Your expertise and experience is showing!

This past weekend 2415 took part in a family Turkey shoot. We have a few pictures from the weekend, tonight we announce ...

This past weekend 2415 took part in a family Turkey shoot. We have a few pictures from the weekend, tonight we announce the winner of a lovely Turkey.


Just a reminder ALL chocolate bar money is due this week! 🍫💰

Mess Dinner - All meal RVSPs and money is due this week. Invitations with further details can be found on the website!


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